4/3/09

STAGE TWO

As promised, here's the next phase of this painting. There's quite a bit more to do to pull the composition together. I don't care for the browns too much and must adjust the shapes the darks make. I actually liked this painting better in yesterday's post but knew it wasn't that strong yet to be finished, so I'm pushing it around a lot.

The idea is to create the feeling of 'sooo many bikes everywhere.' Not sure when I'll find the solution, but when it happens, it'll be posted. It's great fun to explore a painting and see what shows up, and since this is on YUPO, just about anything can change. We'll see........ it's a journey worth taking!

11 comments:

Angela said...

I think it's great - but I guess I liked yesterday's a bit better too. What you can do with YUPO amazes me!

Ginny said...

Oh yes...Iliked yesterday's better Sandy...it's the brown, just as you critiqued. I like some darks...but not brown. I sure which I could see the first steps on this painting. Did you draw on the yupo (pencil?) or use watercolor pencils or draw it first and then trace over your drawing? I like the nice design...it would be so much fun to hear you talking to yourself as you decide about these things!
Ginny

Barbara Sailor said...

Sandy - I love these bicycles - this approach on the YUPO is so dimensional. Your pictures from North Carolina are beautiful - such lovely country.
Barb

Carol Carter said...

wow!! love this! how energized!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Hi ladies, Thanks for commenting. Ginny, I drew this on the YUPO with a Derwent watercolor pencil first, then redrew it with graphite pencil to make sure the final lines I wanted stayed put. The Derwent pencil would 'erase' with water where I messed up. Hoping it comes out like I envision....

Cathy Gatland said...

It's great to watch you processing through this Sandy -it's a wonderful painting of sooo many bikes, think the darks do add to it. I must add I'm a bit envious of the fabulous workshop you went on - wish we had something like it over here.

S*Ja Znaju, Scrappar Liv said...

Hej Sandy.
I find the first one fells like more light, but you are right , the brovn feels "heavy". Looking forward.
Learning a lot ;-)

Claudia said...

Sandy, you are a great artist and your paintings are fabulous! The more I appreciate your comment on my blog. Thank you so much!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I'll be sure to post the finished painting---if and when I really think it's finished. Appreciate your comments a bunch.

Mike said...

Hey Sandy! Keep at it, Girl! You are working through a tuff one here . . .don't give up . . you really have something going. you know what to do . . .just take your time and trust.

Encre said...

Wow, I love it!!! It is the first time I am coming here, and I am delighted by your work